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Subject: Westford, Mass. in the French & Indian Wars - Part 3 of 3 Parts.
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 17:15:10 EDT
Subject: Westford, Mass. Soldiers in the French & Indian Wars.
Source: History of the Town of Westford by Rev. Edwin R. Hodgman, A.M. 1883
Part 3 of 3
Another billeting roll of this company, having the name of Oliver Proctor
added, bears date,
May 11, 1759; and from this the names of Wyer, Blood and Mead are wanting.
Reuben Wright was in the hospital at Albany from November 23 to December 9th
Thomas Mead was there for the same length of time, and also discharged.
from May 31 to June 14, and discharged. Isaac Patch from October 17 to
October 20th; and
Caleb Huston, for the same period. Oliver Proctor from Sept. 1st to Sept.
25th; also from
September 30 to October 14th.
Muster Roll of Capt. Leonard Whiting's company. The return made out and
Feb. 27, 1760. The following names appear:
Probably Capt. Whiting's company were paid off at this time. If so, the
names of several
men from Westford who enlisted in it, are not found in the list above.
Perhaps some of them
were transferred to other companies, and some had died.
In Capt. Oliver Barron's company were:
Benjamin Read, son of Joseph Read, who died at Crown Point, October 1760
Silas Wright son of Ebenezer Wright, who served at Crown Point.
Caleb Gleason of Westford, servant of Thomas Adams, was in Capt. Aaron
Willard's company from Feb. 20th to December - forty weeks.
Must Roll of Capt. Jonathan Butterfield's company - February 28.
Leonard Spalding, 1st Lieut.
Hezekiah Corey, Sergeant
Richard Whitney, servant to Cummings was also in Capt. Aaron Willard's
company, April 2nd.
List of officers commissioned:
First Company of Westford
James Pollard, Captain
Timothy Fletcher, Lieut.
Amos Fletcher, Ensign.
Samuel Fletcher, Captain
Joseph Read, Lieut.
Zachariah Robbins, Ensign.
Abijah Proctor served twenty-four weeks and six days in Capt. Farrington's
In Capt. Leonard Whiting's company were:
Ephraim Craft, reported dead.
Samuel Fassett, reported dead.
Joel Fletcher, son of Timothy Fletcher.
In the same company as reported this year, were:
By the conquest of Montreal in 1760, the entire reduction of Canada was
the British forces were triumphant. As peace was not yet established, the
organizations were kept up in order to be ready for any call. In 1762 fears
tained lest Canada and the American fishery might be restored to the French,
addition was made to the quota of Massachusetts making the number of men
On the 10th of February, 1763, a definitive treaty of peace was signed in
Paris, and soon
after ratified. By the 2nd article, France renounces and guarantees to Great
Nova Scotia, or Acadie, and likewise Canada, the island of Cape Breton, and
islands in the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence. (Holmes' Annals).
At this date there were two military companies in Westford, belonging to the
Their officers were as follows:
Amos Fletcher, Captain
Jonas Prescott, Jr., Lieut.
Nathaniel Boynton, Ensign.
Jonathan [Joseph?] Boynton, Captain.
Moses Parker, Lieut.
Jonathan Carver, Ensign.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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